Ernst August Cross for Long Service

SKU: 02.HAN.0112.101.01

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  • Ernst August Cross for Long Service (in gold)
  • Ernst August Cross for Long Service (in gold)

Attributes

  • country
    Germany
  • date of institution
    May 15, 1844

Physical Description


A straight-armed cross paty constructed of gold or bronze-gilt. The obverse center bears a circular medallion with the crowned cipher of King Ernst August. The reverse center bears a circular medallion with the number 50. The cross bears a crown suspension and is on a loop. On a red and navy blue striped ribbon.

History


The Ernst August Cross was instituted on May 15, 1844 by King Ernst August. The cross was conferred upon Officers of the Hanoverian Army for 50 years of loyal service. Time spent at war was counted double when calculating the length of one's service.

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Versions

  • Price

    $1,300 USD

  • Composition

    Gold

  • Inscription

    Obv: EAR Rev: 50

  • Size

    35x35mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version is constructed of gold. It was issued between 1844 and 1866.

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  • Price

    $950 USD

  • Composition

    Bronze gilt

  • Inscription

    Obv: EAR Rev: 50

  • Size

    34.5x34.5mm

  • Maker

  • Version Remarks

    This version is constructed of bronze gilt and was first issued in 1860.

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